Wired Athlete

Wired Athlete

United States
NBC
Athletics (Track & Field)
Producing , Production Services
While representing Quokka Sports our team produced the Wired Athlete piece on runner Michael Johnson. Johnson allowed for two sensors to be attached to his shins, just above the ankles, to record live data while he ran in the Prefontaine Classic in Oregon on June 24. and then the USATF Olympic Team Trials. The sensors calculated his speed, stride length, stride rate, burn rate and acceleration and deceleration as he ran. The results were displayed in a marvelously detailed synopsis and chart of the 400-meter run that shows marks at every 50 meters with everything from Johnson's heart rate to a description of the conditions at that area of the track to his time at that point. Although meticulous, the information is extremely addictive. It is displayed in an interactive fashion that allowed users to select the views and information that they want to see.